Hi! I'm Blake.

I'm an accountant, consultant, and blogger specializing in accounting technology.

I work in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting division of the Consulting practice at Armanino LLP, the largest California-based CPA & Consulting firm that is also one of the 25 "Best of the Best" accounting firms in the nation.

In my spare time, I curate Cloud Accounting Weekly, an industry newsletter for accountants and bookkeepers. 

I was honored to be named to CPA Practice Advisor's 40 Under 40 list for the accounting profession in 2016.

My accounting career began in 2012 when I founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping and cloud integration firm that grew to serve hundreds of clients. We were one of the first Xero bookkeeping partners in the United States and led the way in leveraging cloud accounting and online project collaboration tools to provide our clients with a superior customer experience.

Cloudsourced Accounting was acquired by HPC (formerly Harshman Phillips & Company) in 2015. After the purchase, I served as Director of Technology and Marketing for HPC, then later worked with cloud accounting software developer Xero as a "Xero Ambassador" for the U.S. West Coast. 

Before all of that, I earned my bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University, where I majored in cello performance. At the time I put up a few audition tapes on YouTube. Here's a link to my favorite (the Prelude from the C Major Suite by J.S. Bach).